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Southport Christmas Lights Switch On

Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1NY

Tel: +44 (0)1704 538382

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Christmas is on its way and Southport BID have announced a huge line up for our switch on this year!

Expect a full day of magical entertainment as Southport lights up.  Headliners  before the main show, with fairground rides, Santa and his Reindeer and plenty of pop up street entertainment around town.  The stage show itself will kick off at 2.15pm with the brilliant StarKidz Christmas show and performances throughout the afternoon from STA Dance Academy and two superb panto sets.  Local singer, Astrid, the 8-year-old star of Team on ITV’s Voice Kids will also be wowing afternoon audiences with her jazz vocals.

This year’s headliners will not one, but three of the biggest bands of the late 90’s - S CLub, 911 and Livin' Joy!

Headliners S Club – Jo, Bradley and Tina – were on of the biggest bands of the late 90’s and early 00’s.  With a huge catalogue of hits including floor fillers such as ‘Don’t stop moving’ and ‘Reach’ through to ‘Never had a dream come true’ the band have had huge chart successes worldwide.

Boyband 911, known for hits such as ‘More than a woman’ and ‘Don’t make me wait’, enjoyed huge success and reformed for ITV’s The Big Reunion and are back taking on the pop world.  Completing the stellar retro line up is classic house giants, Livin’ Joy featuring Luzahnn, performing huge hits such as ‘Dreamer’ and ‘Don’t stop movin’.

Children’s headliners this year are the absolutely hilarious Cook & Line from CBeebies’ Swashbuckle.  Aimed at young children aged two to seven, Swashbuckle takes the form of a pirate game show pitting children against the ‘naughty’ pirates Cook, Line & Captain Sinker.  Cook and Line will be delivering a hilarious show perfect for grown ups and little ones alike.

This year’s presenter bringing the show together will be star of Love Island, Scott Thomas and the whole event will culminate in the switching on of the spectacular new feature tree Southport BID have invested in and their town centre wide lights. 

As an added surprise a firework display set to Christmas music from the British Musical Firework Championship's Sirotechnics will burst from the roof of The Atkinson!

The entertainment begins at 1pm on Lord Street, Sunday 18th of November, with the lights being turned on at 5.30pm.  For more details, running order and line up announcements please follow Southport BID.

2.15pm  Starkidz Christmas show

2.50pm  STA performing arts

3.00pm Scott Thomas arrives

3.10pm Cbeebies Cook & Line

3.40pm SDC Panto

3.50pm Astrid

4.00pm STCC Panto

4.15pm Livin’ Joy

4.40pm 911

5.00pm Father Christmas

5.05pm S Club




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  • Celebrity Attending
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families
  • Open Air Event
  • Outdoor Event
  • Parking (charge) - Town Centre parking available. Charges apply.
  • Show or Display

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Opening Times

Opening (18 Nov 2018)

* Our family activities & Santa will be on from 1pm. The show starts at 2pm and the big switch on will be at 17:30.

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